The Importance of a Bathroom Remodel Before Selling Your Home
Updated: Jan 25, 2020
Here are 3 ways a bathroom renovation can help sell your house.
When preparing to move homes, renovating your bathroom(s) can be an intimidating addition to your to-do list. After all, the move alone is a huge undertaking! But, a bathroom remodel very well could mean more attention from buyers and a higher list price, thus a faster sale and more money in your pocket. For many buyers, the reality is an unattractive bath can be a deal-breaker. When house-hunting, people like walking into a bathroom and easily picturing themselves getting ready and relaxing.
With that in mind, here are three reasons why it’s important to renovate your bathrooms before moving:
Bathrooms are one of the most-used rooms in the house, and over the years they’re prone to problems, such as wear-and-tear or water-damage. Sometimes those issues are surface-level: the vanity, backsplash, tile, flooring, toilet and paint. Other times, it’s something more hidden, like mold or leaking plumbing, which you may want to discover before an inspection so that the buyers don’t get nervous and potentially opt out of the sale.
Additionally, not all footprints are ideal for everyone, so it’s a good idea to think about who might be interested in buying your house. Is it a family with kids, empty nesters, a young couple? A family with young kids, for example, would likely want a tub for bath time. A couple might want double sinks and a soaking tub.
Renovating before moving provides an excellent opportunity to increase the functionality of your property, remove any issues and create an environment that works with your buyers’ lifestyle.
Additionally, if you’ve lived in the property for a long time, it’s likely your fixtures are now worn and outdated. Clean and modern bathrooms are more appealing to buyers, especially those who don’t want any remodeling projects after they move in. When selling your home, you want to ensure your potential buyers see the space as relaxing and up to date. People simply don’t want to think about living in an unappealing, unkept bathroom, so it’s vital yours is as beautiful and spotless as possible. When thinking about replacing your fixtures and finishes, we recommend going with an aesthetic that’s as universally appealing as possible. Taste-specific designs can be just as hindering as outdated ones. Stick with a neutral palate, widely appealing fixtures and bathroom design features that wow.
Obviously, you want to get the best price for your property. Despite the bathroom likely being the smallest room in your home, it can have a substantial impact on the value of your property. For many, an unsightly or dysfunctional bathroom can be an instant turn-off. Hence, renovating your bathroom can be an investment worth making. Just be wise in how you spend your money. Also, talk to your general contractor and realtor about what makes the most sense for your home and the market in which it resides.
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This article was written in conjunction with Hire A Mover.